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Murder in the making at the Fringe

Imagine blue sky above, a few drifting clouds. Birds circling; at first a few, then a few more. Moments pass and you suddenly realize the sky is filled with black, winged shapes, moving in some instinctive choreography, a mass ...
 
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Friends with Fringe Benefits

Theatre is an industry that worships its stars – from the star-rating system to the leading men and women who grace the stage. But the “popularity contest” of stardom is complex, as Paul Blinov explored in the...

 
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Grand prize “STARR” giveaway

The stars are out at the Edmonton Fringe, and we have a fitting prize to celebrate another great Fringe season: a grand prize giveaway full of Starr(s)! Specifically, one RINGO STARR. One lucky winner will take away: 2 tickets ...
 
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YEGfringefemmes, and Dudes

This year’s Fringe has seen a welcome trend in celebrating #yegfringefemmes, as the hashtag hit the Twitter and began trending. This is #supercali-FRINGE-ilistic. In the last few days I’ve come across a fair number ...

 
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Outside the Fringes

Buskers’ ball takes performance outside – for what it’s worth Flaming hockey sticks, trapeze, hip hop hilarity, juggling, magic, heckling performers and audience participation – welcome to the “mos...
 
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Getting intimate at the Fringe

Yes, there’s a special energy at the Edmonton Fringe. It grows out of people relating to one another in creative, new, vulnerable, fun ways – sometimes, in the most intimate ways. Telling stories is how we relate to...

 
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Supercala-FRINGE-a-size your Fringe adventure

It was a trick of the light. Christina and Wajdi were hanging out in the Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival beer gardens Thursday, August 13, as the twilight petered into night. The couple, from Grande Prairie and Paris, respecti...
 
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Opening night at the 34th annual Fringe

The Performer’s Parade is like the trailer to the Fringe: a quick glimpse of plays of all varieties in rapid succession. Here’s a selection of the night’s best moments.

 
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Saying “Yes” to the Fringe: an improv primer with Kevin Gillese

If you’ve never tried it before, watching talented actors improvise can seem impossibly complex and challenging. Yet, if you ask most actors how to improv, they will tell you all you need to do is say, “Yes.” Kevin Gillese isn’...
 
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Backstage at the Fringe

Ten minutes to show time, one of Michael Johnson’s cast came to him in a panic asking where a key prop was. Without it the show would be sunk. Fortunately, the young stage manager keeps detailed notes, and was able to locate th...